SunWest Aviation is the most established charter provider on the central coast.

Since 1989, we have catered to a growing number of businesses and individuals in the Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez areas, who experience a level of service and reliability that is simply no longer a part of airline or automobile travel. We specialize in light twin-engine aircraft that are far more economical than business jets for flights up and down California.

Our Service

SunWest Charter specializes in direct non-stop flights for your group of up to five passengers. We fly on your schedule. Select your destination from more than 400 airports (cities) throughout California and adjoining states. We can stand by at your destination and return whenever you are ready to leave, or we can return to pick you up another day.

  • From start to finish - airline travel was never like this:
  • Private cabins with leather seats and the best views in all of aviation.
  • No crowded terminals or arduous security checks (and yes, you can bring your own drinks or enjoy our complimentary drinks and snacks).
  • Arrive at a VIP terminal at your scheduled departure time and be in the air in minutes.
  • Your cab or rental car can often meet you at the aircraft as you deplane.
  • No plane changes, no airline flow delays, and no lost luggage!
  • Additional passengers, no extra charge.

Land at the airport closest to your destination. We have access to all of the major airports and almost 400 community airports spread throughout the state which are usually more convenient to your ultimate destination. 

Fly Smarter

Think charter is only for the rich and famous?

SunWest Charter may have some recognizable names on our customer list, but the majority of our customers have simply found that chartering with us makes the most sense for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the best reasons to fly smarter by thinking charter!

  • Why travel the night before or the day after your meeting or event? Sunwest Charter gets you to your destination and back on the same day.
  • Don't know how long you'll be there? Don't worry, it is your schedule and we will be standing by, ready to return home when you are.
  • Finish early? Then we will get you back to your home or office early, too.
  • Do you need to bring an associate (or four) or perhaps a family member? There is no additional cost for additional passengers.
  • Work in privacy during your flight, or rest and enjoy the views. You will never stand in line, search for luggage, or make another mad dash to catch a flight only to sit and wait ever again. You will arrive prepared, relaxed, and with the people alongside you need to make the day a success.

Our service is focused on your entire travel mission, whether for business or pleasure. Let us help by coordinating your ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and scheduling needs. Discover for yourself why it pays to Fly Smarter - Think Charter and Fly Sunwest!